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CAD/CAM software for bending and sheet metal unfolding

Our solution allows you to program any kind of CNC press-brakes and to simulate the overall bending process. It interacts with our act/unfold module for 3D sheet-metal part import and unfolding.

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almaCAM Bend

A complete CAD/CAM solution dedicated to the bending process

almaCAM Bend is a complete CAD/CAM solution dedicated to the bending process. Without interrupting production, almaCAM Bend enables remote off-line programming of a wide variety of press brakes.

Using powerful, realistic and full 3D simulation tools, the application defines bend sequence, tool setup, and gauge positioning automatically, rapidly and reliably while maintaining safe operation.

By automating the manufacturing process, almaCAM Bend reduces production cycle time and improves productivity.

Main advantages and benefits:

  • Reduction of press brake idle periods resulting in increased utilization rates
  • Reduction of time-to-production thanks to an improved production planning
  • Elimination of potential expensive programming mistakes before launching manufacturing thanks to folding simulation and collision detection
  • Reduction of programming cycle resulting from a combined use of act/unfold and CAD import, automated functions, possible reuse of existing NC programs, etc.
  • Optimized production planning and cost monitoring thanks to the upstream availability of production data (tooling, adjustment time, etc.)
  • Improved organization thanks to almaCAM Bend smooth integration into the existing information system: capitalization of user knowledge, simplified tool inventories, etc.
  • A single programming interface for all CNC press brakes in the workshop – possibility for the programming engineer to easily switch from one machine to another
  • Easy to learn and use

Functional description

Combining advanced and customizable features, almaCAM Bend automates the complete bending process including bending sequence, tool selection and positioining, back-gauge position, and program generation.

From the model of the part designed in act/unfold, the complete 3D simulation of the bending process allows to define every step of the press brake cycle during which the software verifies target accessibility and collision risk.

Through a simple and intuitive user interface, almaCAM Bend is a flexible and innovative solution in terms of user interaction.

The final purpose of almaCAM Bend is the NC program generation using the embedded post-processors. All the data generated by almaCAM Bend can be collected to generate customized and detailed production reports.

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